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Courtnaé Paul (on the left) and Quintessa Ali (on the right)
Courtnaé Paul (on the left) and Quintessa Ali (on the right)

ON LOVE IN INTOLERANT TIMES...

Courtnaé: “Love should never be about internalising society’s rigid expectations and boxing yourself in. Looking at Quintessa, don’t you think society wishes for her to have a husband, kids and a white picket fence? But does she want all of that? No! We de ne love for ourselves, and it’s the only de nition that matters!”

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Quintessa: “Love is a blessing, and not everyone is lucky to experience it wholeheartedly and freely. We live in a society where it’s hard for people to express themselves and exist as who they are. We’re happy, but also know that it isn’t the same for everyone. One of the reasons I love Pride Month is that it gives everyone a platform to be themselves without social pressures.” 

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